Jesus had compassion for the five thousand people fed by Him because they were
In the story of the feeding of the five thousand people, Jesus had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. This means that they were lost and in need of guidance and care, much like a flock of sheep without a shepherd to lead them. The people had come to hear Jesus teach and to be healed, but they had no one to guide them or provide for their needs.
The passage emphasizes Jesus' compassion for the people and his desire to meet their needs, both physical and spiritual. He not only fed them with the five loaves and two fishes but also taught them and healed those who were sick. This story shows Jesus' love and care for all people, especially those who are lost and in need of guidance and support.